Forest City!

Arrival Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 14—Adventure 1—Arrival—Episode 7—Scene 1… Forest City… After leaving the Cabin-on-the-Rock, Lacy headed north on Historic US 61 to Moosehead City and spent some quality time there exploring the largest village in the county.

She walked Main Street, passing by Moosehead Real Estate, Wnslows’ Fine Furniture, Ralph’s Barber Shop, Sadie’s Buffet, Pete’s Bar, Tom’s Tavern, and Farkleberry’s Classic Cars. On her way out-of-town, she passed by (but didn’t stop at) Moosehead County Offices, and McLean Medical Center (Moosehead County Hospital.

About ten miles northwest of Moosehead City she came to the county road leading to Forest City, the most northern point of Moosehead County.

Forest City was the starting point of her exploration.

Lacy drove through Forest City ©Jack BoardmanForest City was the starting point of her exploration

It is also the latest total upgrade of this blog’s Moosehead County—and, I hope, the last.

She arrived just as the Streamliner was leaving town after dropping off the bank president who was returning from a fishing expedition in Canada.

Forest City was once the county seat of Forest County—until that portion of the county was annexed by Moosehead County (the balance of the county was annexed by Cook County) in exchange for that portion of Moosehead County in and around Devil Track Lake—also given to Cook County.

Lacy stopped to walk through the town, parking in the lot behind “Silverthorn’s Fine Dining.”

After a light lunch at Silverthorn’s, she walked the length of the town: Starting at Millie Hanson’s General Store, she walked past Forest City Machine & Tool, Charley’s Auto & Truck Service (yeah the same Charley she works for) and Winslow’s Lounge.

The new Forest City ©Jack BoardmanForest City today (with Brian Lepus in the foreground)

Walking past the Forest Bank—she continued to the four-home residential part of the village. Most of the people operating or working at the town’s businesses, live outside of the village limits.

This is how Forest City first appeared on the blog.

The old Forest City ©Jack BoardmanThis is how Forest City first appeared on the blog

A multi-layered master image requiring assembly—rather too much time was consumed in combining the layers into a single image.

Sometimes I messed-up the illustration—GENTLE READER—and had to go back and start over—too often, actually.

Next stop—Lakeview City!





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6 Responses to Forest City!

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Well, this is one way to show Lacy around. She needs to go to the Casino and meet our friends there. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jack Boardman says:

      Sadly, the Silverthorns closed the casino to spend more time on their (now) four cafes. That old town is gone for the reasons stated in the post.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Chris Shouse says:

        Well then where are our friends working now?


        • Jack Boardman says:

          No doubt they run the Silverthorn’s Fine Dining in Forest City! Less hassle and more money than the Casino. There simply are not enough Silverthorns to run every one of their locations. That family is extremely loyal to their trusted employees.


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    The four home section of Forest City reminds me of a little portion of Hurricane. I’ll try to get a picture for you the next time I’m there.

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